The Only Game in Town (Paperback)

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One small town, one big prize, one handsome stranger...

Nothing ever changes in Redford, Georgia. That's what freelance editor Jess Reid loves about her hometown—and part of what keeps her from leaving. Content taking care of her father, a car mechanic who singlehandedly raised her after her mom skipped out, Jess is resigned to a safe, unremarkable existence...until Jasper Wilhelm, the town’s eccentric benefactor, dies suddenly and leaves behind the opportunity of a lifetime.

Financial advisor Carter Barclay has been too busy to visit his grandfather in Redford, but he’s heard countless stories about the town and its zany residents from Jasper. A small, insular town in Georgia is the last place Carter expects to be spending his summer—but it seems his grandfather had one final trick up his sleeve. 

At the funeral, it’s revealed that Jasper has devised a massive, high-stakes game for the people of Redford, with the winning duo taking home his entire fortune. The catch? He’s already taken the liberty of pairing them up. As tensions of all kinds rise between Jess and Carter, and the life-changing prize looms closer, the two must decide what they’re willing to risk to change their lives. A love story full of spirit and hijinks, The Only Game in Town is a funny, quirky homage to the people we get to call home.

About the Author

Lacie Waldon is a writer with her head in the clouds—literally. A flight attendant based in Los Angeles, Waldon spends her days writing from the jump seat and searching the world for new stories. She is the author of The Layover and From the Jump.

Praise For…

"Bursting with charm and humor, this novel from Waldon is unputdownable, and readers will clamor for more stories set in Redford." —Library Journal

"Fun, wholesome, and, at times, poignant, Waldon’s third novel, following From the Jump, will have readers falling in love with Redford and the diverse group of characters who call it home." —Booklist

"Waldon has a solid sense of humor, and her characters are engaging….Romance fans should enjoy playing this game to the end. A lighthearted romp for fans of romantic comedy about the benefits of working together for a community." —Kirkus Reviews

"The Only Game in Town is a hug in book form. I finished it with a happy exhale and immediately wanted to start it all over again." —Christina Lauren, author of Something Wilder and The Soulmate Equation

"Scenic, quirky, and laugh out loud funny, The Only Game in Town is a winner. I was cheering for the whole town until the pitch perfect end. I loved it!” —Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script

"A charming romp that had me rooting for the most unexpected characters. I loved every minute." KJ Dell'Antonia, author of The Chicken Sisters

"Funny and fresh, this small town romance about putting down roots and finding where you belong is full of quirky characters and heart." —Virginia Kantra, author of Meg & Jo and Beth & Amy

"Lacie Waldon has done it again! The Only Game in Town is delightfully twisty, inventive and sweet, with a setting that swoops you up and characters you'll love to fall for." —Lauren Kate, author of By Any Other Name

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593540800
ISBN-10: 0593540808
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 416
Language: English